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Re: Call for Review: Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web"

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 08:48:17 -0500
Message-ID: <49DB59A1.8060201@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
In reply to <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2009AprJun/0009.html> (William) and <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2009AprJun/0011.html> (Anna):

The main document is not ready for publication. Back in 2005 there were problems that were holding up its publication (I think one was the scenario of the person with cognitive disabilities). The references to WCAG 1.0 is an easy example of it being out of date, but there are other things in the document that are not current best practice. (For example, http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/#tabbing should be updated now that navigation by headings is common.)

EOWG will not approve its publication as is. It will be several months before the document is updated through the WAI-AGE Project.

We do not want to encourage pointing to a draft URI. In order to give the document visibility now, we need to have a stable URI to point to, which the Intro page provides.

Anna is correct that one of the reasons for doing the Introduction page is to make it easier to find the draft document ("to bring it to the foreground"). Once we have the Intro page agreed upon, then we *can* point to it and can encourage others to also. This is a way to get the main document out there now.

Hope this clarifies...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of ext Shawn Henry
> Sent: 07 April, 2009 05:21
> To: EOWG (E-mail)
> Subject: Call for Review: Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web"
> Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" has been updated based on feedback from the EOWG mailing list [1] and last week's EOWG discussion [2], and is ready for EOWG approval at:
> 	http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use-web
> Additionally, EOWG identified the need to add a status note on the main document. That is drafted at:
> 	http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/status#status
> Please send any additional comments *by Tuesday 14 April*. Please indicate if your comments are high priority for addressing before the information is officially published, or if your comments are optional for consideration.
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2009AprJun/0000.html through http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2009AprJun/0007.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2009/04/03-eo-minutes#item01
> -----
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> e-mail: shawn@w3.org
> phone: +1.617.395.7664
> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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